CSM Foundation Applauds Scholarship Donors, Recipients

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47 Students Awarded $115,566 This Year

The College of Southern Maryland Foundation invested in the future of 47 students by awarding $115,566 in scholarships for the 2009-10 academic year.

“This event is one of the favorite parts of my job as president—thanking our generous donors and state and local supporters,” said CSM President Brad Gottfried. “And, meeting our wonderful students, our future leaders, teachers, engineers and scientists.”

With more than 8,800 students this semester, it is important to make sure that CSM finds ways to provide access to anyone who really wants an education at the college, Gottfried said. Helping to provide that access are the many friends and supporters of the college, he added.

One of those friends and supporters of the college present at the awards ceremony was Linda Smith who, along with her family and the generous support of many community members created the Gary D. Smith Memorial Scholarship to honor her late husband, a photojournalist with deep ties to CSM and the Southern Maryland community.

“Education is so important to our family,” said Linda Smith. “Our children received financial assistance to go to college and this is our way of giving back.”

The first recipient of the Gary D. Smith Memorial Scholarship is Lisa Walker, 19, of Waldorf and a freshman majoring in communication. “This scholarship has made the difference between being a part-time or full-time student,” said Walker who dreams of being a radio disc jockey. “The scholarship will cover the cost of a class for the next two semesters which will really help me move more quickly to my goal.” 

The anticipation of attending the awards ceremony was emotional for Linda Smith. Recalling that her husband died eight months earlier, she said, “Once I met Lisa and learned that her family was from Ohio, as Gary and I were, and that she graduated from Thomas Stone, as our children had, I was so happy.”

 

Students were recognized for receiving the following scholarships:

Michelle Baker, Castles and Foundations Scholarship

Cynthia Bomgardner, Tri-County 40/8 Scholarship

Tanja Brown, Albert L. Elder, Jr. Family Memorial Scholarship

Hannah Carlson, LaVerda Francis and Richard Blair Scholarship

Don Coleman, Neale Chaney Slater Memorial Scholarship

Jonathan Crook, William D. Bauer Memorial Scholarship

Kyle Dearstine, International Systems Safety Society, Washington D.C. Chapter

            (ISSSWDC)

Rachel Eaby, James C. Mitchell Nursing Scholarship

Casey Eide, International Systems Safety Society, Washington D.C. Chapter

            (ISSSWDC)

Melissa Gomez, L.K. Farrall III Memorial Scholarship

Jeremy Gott, Veterans Educational Endowment Fund

Tikisha Hall, St. Mary’s County Health Department Scholarship

Alexandra Hashman, Dr. Elaine Ryan/St. Charles Children’s Learning Center

 Scholarship

Adrienne Hines, Albert L. Elder, Jr. Family Memorial Scholarship; L.K. Farrall III

            Memorial Scholarship; and Louis P. Jenkins, Sr. Scholarship

Patrick Hoyer, William D. Bauer Memorial Scholarship

Michelle Istvan, Clifford J. and Marion L. McAllister Scholarship

Nicholas Jovero, Civista Medical Center Scholarship

Teonna Keys, L.K. Farrall III Memorial Scholarship, and Helen and Mickey Todd

            Scholarship

Kimberly Kooy, Albert L. Elder, Jr. Family Memorial Scholarship

Ashley Lagana, Helen and Mickey Todd Scholarship

Pattie Madden, James C. Mitchell Nursing Scholarship

Sarah Maynard, L.K. Farrall III Memorial Scholarship

Julia Moses, Brock Nikolas Guerrieri Memorial Scholarship

Pewu Mulbah, CSM Alumni Scholarship

Kathy Nasman, Castles and Foundations Scholarship

Kelci Parise, Nu Zeta Omega Scholarship of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Courtney Phipps, Russell Gordon Croft Scholarship

Farrah Proctor-Darbo, Mary Croft Ward Scholarship

Tara Puliatti, LaVerda Francis and Richard Blair Scholarship

Maggie Quade, LaVerda Francis and Richard Blair Scholarship

Kenneth Raby, Albert L. Elder, Jr. Family Memorial Scholarship and

            CSM Alumni Scholarship

Erica Rancore, James C. Mitchell Nursing Scholarship

Ashley Redfearn, L.K. Farrall III Memorial Scholarship

Cecilia Robinson, Castles and Foundations Scholarship

Kelley Sampson, Albert L. Elder, Jr. Family Memorial Scholarship

Kimberly Sandsbury, Patty Schwier and Norma LaFleur Scholarship

Stephanie Scott, Castles and Foundations Scholarship

Lenyk Scott, Neale Chaney Slater Memorial Scholarship

Jaleesa Seabrooks, Jospeh F. Rice and Mae Irene Fauth Memorial Scholarship

Brent Stickel, Mary Croft Ward Scholarship

Mary Stiles, Russell Gordon Croft Scholarship

Sue Tayag, Castles and Foundations Scholarship; CSM Alumni Scholarship; and

Nu Zeta Omega Scholarship of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Kelly Trice, James C. Mitchell Nursing Scholarship

Lisa Walker, Gary D. Smith Memorial Scholarship

Kaitlyn Weldon, St. Mary’s County Health Department Scholarship

Debra Williams, Neale Chaney Slater Memorial Scholarship

Alex Yuen, William and Vivian King Scholarship

 

The College of Southern Maryland Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization governed by a corporate board of directors. Established in 1970, the mission of the foundation is to promote academic excellence, growth, progress, and the general welfare of the college. The foundation raises and manages funds, and provides support to strengthen and develop the college, and its objectives.

To create a memorial scholarship, contact the CSM Foundation at 301-934-7649.  Providing financial assistance is an important way for donors to work with the college to develop the area’s next generation of community leaders, nurses, engineers, truck drivers and members of the community to enhance their skills.

The CSM Online Scholarship Finder is available for the 2010 spring semester.  To use CSM’s Scholarship Finder visit http://www.csmd.edu/financial/scholarships/.

For information on scholarships and financial aid assistance at CSM, call 301-934-7531 or 301-870-2309, 240-725-5499 or 443-550-6199, Ext. 7531. For information on the CSM Foundation, visit www.csmd.edu/Foundation/.

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